LG Presents Its New Cutting Edge Televisions with See-Through Screens

One of the largest technological exhibitions, CES, taking place in Las Vegas, keeps surprising us with new innovative technologies, creative gadgets and upgrades to already existing things that we couldn’t even think of 10 or 20 years ago.

The electronic devices giant LG presented its new generation of television. Being the only company producing large OLED screens, LG keeps bringing the experience of watching favorite movie and TV shows on a brand new level.

The main cool and unique features of LG TVS are as follows:

  • the screens can be curved
  • the color black is as vibrant as it could possibly be
  • the screens could be transparent
  • 8K resolution

New televisions absolutely impressed the CES visitors. The experience of watching something on them is closer to the real cinema that any other company could get to so far.

We remind you:

Samsung Will Add iTunes to Its Smart TVs

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Apple Officially Showed Two New iPad Models, Without Waiting for the Presentation

Apple company updated two long-forgotten tablets at the same time – we are talking about iPad mini and iPad Air.

As for the small tablet, its display diagonal remains the same – 7.9 inches. It is equipped with the most modern and productive chip of A12 Bionic own production. If we compare the updated iPad mini with a tablet of the previous generation, then we can notice a productivity increase of 300% and graphics acceleration by a whole 1000%.

The new iPad is equipped with a new advanced Retina display, which certainly supports True Tone technology. It is 25% brighter and also regarding the relatively small diagonal of the display, we can say that the iPad mini of the new generation has a display with the highest PPI (pixel density per inch) among the entire line of Apple tablets. The price of this gadget starts at $399.

Source: Apple

“Big Brother” is also run by the new A12 Bionic chip. iPad Air with a display diagonal of 10.5 inches has increased productivity compared to the previous model by 70% and accelerated graphics by 200%. One of the new features of the gadget is support of Apple Pencil and True Tone technology. The price of the new iPad Air starts at $499.

Source: Apple

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Apple’s iCloud Major Outage

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The Neural Network of NVIDIA Will Turn You into a World-Class Artist

Have you ever seen a beautiful landscape, sunset or a flower field and felt the desire to capture the moment? But then the realization that you don’t have enough skills hit you hard. We are happy to inform everybody who can relate to this that NVIDIA will soon fix this issue and let all people express themselves regardless of their skill level.

The company NVIDIA has created a neural network called GauGAN which is capable of turning primitive sketches into realistic, photolike pictures. This deep learning model can basically turn a kids’ doodles into a work of art.

Source: Slash Gear

GauGAN turns circle into beautiful lakes or seas, triangles into picturesque mountain chains, the blue background into a gorgeous multicolored sky. The deep learning model was trained specifically to recognize various objects on the drawing and use its database to make them look almost real.

Besides making things look better, the neural network also analyzes the overall picture, taking into account various details. For example, if you decided to portray a lake and a tree on its shore, GauGAN will add a reflection of the tree on the water surface.

The neural network was trained using hundreds of photos of nature and wildlife and is capable of producing almost any kind of landscape.

GauGAN is an absolute breakthrough of NVIDIA in the field of artificial intelligence and machine training. The neural network created by the company will open up new horizons for hundreds of people that dream of creating art pieces.

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Elon Musk Showed Fans the First Teaser of the Tesla Electric Pickup Truck

Recall that last Friday there was a presentation of a younger crossover – Model Y in the design studio of Tesla company. The new car was perceived ambiguously, some fans expected the crossover to have more differences from the compact Model 3 sedan. Although it was quite expected since the characteristics of Model Y have been known for a long time.

It is also known that the next presentation, which Elon Musk will carry for Tesla, will concern a car with a completely new design – an electric pickup, which does not have a name yet.

Just recently, Musk confirmed that the new pickup will have a very futuristic design that he personally likes very much. Literally, right after the presentation of the compact crossover, Elon posted a teaser for new pickup on Twitter.

Of course, it is very difficult to see any elements of the exterior on this picture, but most users agreed that the teaser shows the hood of the upcoming new pickup.

There is still very little information about this car:

  • it will have crazy power and torque;
  • power reserve will be 600 – 750 km;
  • and of course, the pickup will be equipped with a full autopilot;
  • it should be presented this year;
  • its mass production will begin no earlier than 2021-2022.

We will closely follow the news and provide you with the latest information.

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Google Has Developed a Helper Application for People with Limited Vision

Google has introduced the application Lookout, which will be useful for people with poor eyesight. This application “sees” surrounding objects and names them with the help of a smartphone camera. At the moment, only residents of the USA can use this application.

Source: https://www.blog.google/

Lookout is a fairly universal assistant, as it can recognize various objects: traffic signs, bar codes, text, money, etc.

Lookout can work in three different modes:

  • quick read;
  • explore;
  • shopping.

In the “quick read” mode, the program doesn’t know how to recognize objects, but only text, which is written on them. In the “explore” mode, the application recognizes those objects that fall into the camera lens of a smartphone. The new product from Google is able to voice what it sees, count the distance to objects, as well as make various sound signals. The “shopping” mode activates the ability to recognize price tags, barcodes, and QR codes.

The user has the ability to set the sensitivity of the application himself. For the convenience in using, developers advise to put the phone in a breast pocket or hang it around the neck, the camera forward. For the correct work of the application, the camera of the phone must be directed to the objects that need to be recognized. Interface management is implemented through gestures on the fingerprint scanner.

It is worth noting that the developers stated that their creation is not 100% working yet and asked the users to report about any errors that occurred.

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The New Zealand Mass Shooting Video Goes Viral: Major Social Media Platforms Are Unable to Handle Terrorist Content

The whole world is in terror after a horrible act of violence which took place a few days ago in New Zealand. If you haven’t heard already, here is a recap of what happened on that terrible day.

A 28-year-old Australian man named Brenton Tarrant committed a massacre in two mosques in the town Christchurch located in New Zealand. The terrorist killed 49 and wounded 42 people. While doing so, he was streaming the whole process on the social network Facebook.

Before the attack, Tarrant posted a manifesto, which was 74 pages long. In the document, the terrorist proclaimed himself an “ethno-nationalist eco-fascist.” He expressed inexplicable hate towards people of different religions, for example, Muslims and Jews, and towards immigrants who came to Australia and New Zealand.

The failure of social networks

During and after the act of terror, it became clear that social networks are unable to control such content. The 17-minute-long was first uploaded to Facebook, then re-uploaded to YouTube.

No matter how hard the developer teams tried to delete the horrific video from their platforms, they failed to do so. Whenever one copy of the video was deleted, three more popped up somewhere else.

Google (that owns YouTube) and Facebook have been applying smart technologies in order to track down and eliminate all the content related to the Christchurch massacre, however, the video can still be found in the web.

Shocking, violent and graphic content has no place on our platforms, and we are employing our technology and human resources to quickly review and remove any and all such violative content on YouTube,” claimed the representative of the platform.

The public response

People have divided into two camps. The first ones believe that such horrific content should be eliminated from the Internet. They make statements that the authorities and social media management should restrict hate speeches, manifestos of fascist nature and violent videos.

The other camp stands for freedom of speech. They also claim that the blocking of terrorist accounts on social media may make it more difficult to track them down and prevents shootings, bombings etc. For instance, the Internet correspondence of two Florida students helped to prevent another school bombing just a few days ago.

Despite many arguments, mostly everybody agrees that such terrible and unspeakably cruel acts of violence, deprived of a single hint of humanity, should never be displayed like they were during the New Zealand massacre.

Facebook and other platforms are still working hard to find and delete all the videos of the act of terror and block the corresponding accounts.

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Tesla Model Y Reveal Was Not Impressive Which Resulted in a Significant Drop of Tesla Shares

Usually all news about Tesla is divided into news of Elon Musk posting something strange or controversial on Twitter and the actual news on Tesla vehicles. Furthermore, if a price drop of Tesla shares is observed, it is usually connected to the first category of news.

However, this time it seems like Elon Musk didn’t post anything to send the share price into the downfall direction, people just didn’t quite enjoy the newly announced Tesla Model Y.

Elon Musk has strongly decided to make his vehicles more accessible to larger amounts of people, thus establishing much lower prices for Tesla’s later releases. Model Y is his third attempt to enter the car mass market. So what could have disappointed the community so much that it made TSLA price plummet down?

Source: Yahoo Finance

So why wasn’t Tesla Model Y welcomed warmly?

Price

There are two main factors which could have influenced the situation with the shares. Firstly, it is the price of Tesla Model Y. Although it was presented as a more affordable, mass market vehicle, its cost remains unbelievably high.

The starting price of the cheapest, standardized version of Model Y is 39 thousand dollars, while the long range one and Model Y Performance will retail for 47 and 60 thousand dollars correspondingly. Moreover, this is the cost of a bare car, extra details and features will add to the price significantly.

Many experts argue that despite the fact the price of Tesla Model Y is much higher than the similar SUVs, and not everybody believes that this cost is justified.

Nothing new

As we have already mentioned in our review of Model Y, this car shares 70% of details with its predecessor Model 3. The design of the two vehicles is also pretty similar.

Many people were displeased with the fact that Tesla hasn’t added any brand new features to their new car. Model Y looks just like an upgraded version of Model 3, so many people don’t see the need to purchase it.

Thus, these two factors summed up and resulted in an almost 5% drop of Tesla share price.

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